1.20.2021

China imposes partial lockdown in Beijing with 1.6 million residents banned from traveling due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

China imposes partial lockdown in Beijing with 1.6 million residents banned from traveling due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

It was announced On China Capital on Wednesday as it was stated that 1.6 million residents are banned from leaving Beijing, after new cases of Coronavirus was detected.

On Wednesday, Seven new cases of coronavirus was reported in the city over 20 million people including six in the southern Daxing district.

All 1.6 million residents of Daxing must not leave Beijing unless they have received special permission from the authorities and tested negative for Covid-19 in the past three days, the district said.

According to the district government said; Meetings of 50 or more people in the district have been banned, which included "weddings should be postponed and funerals simplified,".

Officials also ordered all kindergarten, primary and secondary students in the district to study at home.

The Residents of five Daxing neighbourhoods where the cases was detected were ordered not to come out.

The report said the virus was largely brought under control but a spate of small, localized outbreaks prompted Chinese officials to order mass testing, strict lockdowns, and to prepare to move thousands into quarantine facilities to stamp out a resurgence.

China reported 103 new cases on Wednesday, including the seven in Beijing. The outbreaks, including in neighboring Hebei province, have put China on high alert for a potential wave of cases ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday.

This comes after nearly three million people in northeastern Jilin province were placed under lockdown on Monday after a travelling salesman infected over a hundred people.

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